What says comfort food more than a hot, melty grilled cheese sandwich? The only thing that makes it better is the perfect side dish! Here are 36 delicious recipes that will pair perfectly with your next grilled cheese sandwiches.
Whether you are looking for a soup, salad, fries or something new this list is sure to have it! We have compiled the best options to choose from.
36 Delicious Recipes to Serve with Grilled Cheese
Easy Air Fryer Crispy Parmesan Eggplant Fries
These Easy Air Fryer Crispy Parmesan Eggplant Fries are a delicious snack, appetizer or meal! Perfect to pair with a grilled cheese, bowl of soup or a cup of your favorite sauce.
Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
This Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad makes for a quick and easy side dish or meal. It is loaded with chicken, lettuce, croutons, olives and caesar dressing.
Quick and Easy Hamburg Soup
This Quick and Easy Hamburg Soup is the ultimate comfort food and the best soup to pair with a perfectly cooked grilled cheese. This soup is full of vegetables, noodles and ground beef.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Classic Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup loaded with chicken, veggies and egg noodles pairs perfectly with a grilled cheese.
One Pot Carrot Rice Soup
This One Pot Carrot Rice Soup is hearty and delicious! It is loaded with arborio rice, carrots, celery and more! Make it vegan if you wish by swapping out the bone broth for vegetable broth.
Crunchy Parmesan Kale Chips
These Crunchy Parmesan Kale Chips make a great side dish or snack! A delicious way to eat more greens and one that the kids will approve of!
Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad
This Cucumber Tomato and Onion Salad is super fast salad to put together. It is very refreshing and only requires a few ingredients!
Homemade French Onion Soup
Homemade French Onion Soup is loaded with perfectly caramelized onions and topped with crusty bread and melted cheese.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Parmesan are an impressive but easy and delicious side dish to make! They are salty, crunchy and cheesy. If you love Brussels sprouts you are sure to love this recipe.
Homemade Peach Applesauce
Homemade Peach Applesauce is a delicious snack made right in your crock pot or slow cooker. This recipe has no added sugar and is kid approved.
Homemade Onion Rings
Crispy Homemade Onion Rings are the perfect appetizer or accompaniment to any burger or sandwich!
The BEST Crab Salad Recipe
This crab salad recipe is a wonderful side dish for any sandwich. It's cold and it pairs wonderfully with a warm grilled cheese, and can even be made ahead of time to make the meal really easy!
Homemade Potato Chips
Making your own Homemade Potato Chips from scratch is easier than you think and so rewarding. It may take a little bit of time, but once you know how to make your own potato chips, you'll know it's worth the extra work!
Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup
This Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Soup tastes like the cream of tomato soup you loved as a child! Here's an easy tomato soup recipe that's easily adaptable to paleo, keto, vegetarian, or vegan diets.
Pasta Salad without Mayo
This quick and easy pasta salad is made without mayo and makes the perfect light dinner. It can be enjoyed all year round but tastes especially good on a hot summer day.
Cream of Bacon Soup Recipe
This easy cream of bacon soup recipe is the ultimate soul-soothing comfort food! Creamy and so delicious, it comes together in less than an hour and you might already have the ingredients on hand in your fridge and pantry.
Curried Butternut Squash Soup
Creamy butternut squash with Indian spices makes for a cozy meal with grilled cheese.
The best and easiest fruit salad!
This fruit salad is simple yet full of flavors that help bring out the freshness and sweetness of your favorite fruits! It's easy to make ahead of time, and is great for meal planning, too.
This Caesar salad works well with a grilled cheese sandwich. Creamy, garlicky and so delicious with a homemade dressing.
Easy Pumpkin Soup Recipe
Pumpkin soup is the perfect accompaniment with grilled cheese and other sandwiches. It’s super easy to make and freezes well, too.
DUO BEAN TOMATO BASIL SOUP
A combination of beans, tomato, roasted peppers, and cream brings this delicious soup together fairly quickly. Enjoy with a baguette or as a side to grilled cheese.
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili
With 10 minutes of prep and 5 minutes of cook time you’ll have a healthy, satisfying Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili. It’s an easy weeknight meal you’ll come back to again and again.
Creamy Heirloom Tomato Soup with Garlic Croutons
This creamy tomato soup recipe with crispy garlic croutons is made with pantry essentials like fresh tomatoes, fresh thyme, onion, olive oil, black pepper, and a few more others. You can’t go wrong with this recipe because it’s quick and easy.
Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato Lentil Soup
Gluten free, vegan sweet potato and lentil soup is a healthy and tasty meal that will satisfy both your hunger and your tastebuds. This delicious vegetable soup is smooth and filling as well as simple to make. Sweet potato and lentil soup comes out creamy, savory, and decadent thanks to ingredients that not only taste amazing, but are nourishing for your body as well.
Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup
This vegetarian soup is filled with carrots, spinach, tomatoes, cannellini beans, pasta and zucchini with Italian herbs and seasonings in a Parmesan broth. It's cozy, flavorful and you'll want to curl up with a bowl, ASAP.
Goat Cheese Mac And Cheese
This creamy goat cheese mac and cheese is a delicious variation of the classic comfort food. Macaroni coated in a thick, melted goat cheese sauce with herbs. Topped with a crispy bread crumb and parmesan cheese layer.
Air fryer crinkle cut fries: Quick and easy!
The air fryer crinkle cut fries are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The perfectly crispy brown crinkle edges and the soft flesh is something that makes them the best finger food of all times. They make a perfect side to your grilled cheese.
Baked Zucchini Fries Recipe
Crispy oven baked zucchini fries made with just 5 INGREDIENTS! Everyone will love this easy and healthy low carb Parmesan zucchini recipe.
Cauliflower Tots | Air Fryer or Baked
These Cauliflower tots are the perfect side dish for tasty grilled cheese. Make your tots in the air fryer or in the oven with this easy to follow recipe!
Charred Corn Zucchini Salad with Pecorino
Whether you use a grill or your oven's broiler, this Charred Corn Salad is the perfect dish to use up all that amazing fresh summer produce!
Fried Pickles Recipe
This golden brown, perfectly seasoned and crunchy Fried Pickles Recipe will become your absolute favorite snack and appetizer for game days and more!
The Organic Kitchen ‘House Salad’ ~ The Salad that Goes Well with Any Main Course!
This 'house' salad is the perfect side dish to any protein or sandwich! A simple green salad that is easy to make, pretty and delicious.
Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Arugula, Walnuts and Gruyere
A healthy and full-flavored salad with roasted cauliflower, peppery arugula, crunchy walnuts, creamy Gruyère, and a red wine vinaigrette. Light enough to serve as a side salad and hearty enough to serve as a main course!
Soothing Lemon Chicken Soup with Kale
This Soothing Lemon Chicken Soup with Kale will fill your belly, warm you up, and cure whatever’s ailing you.
Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries
Super crispy, fuss-free Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries cook in just 14 minutes with versatile seasoning options and just a fraction of the oil needed compared to deep frying. Perfect for serving as an appetizer, snack, or side!
Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms with Artichokes
These easy spinach stuffed mushrooms are filled with spinach artichoke dip, and topped with freshly grated Parmesan. They’re a perfect vegetarian appetizer or side dish!
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